trem pedal opinions wanted...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by slowburn, Oct 9, 2006.

which one?

Poll closed Dec 31, 1969.
  1. boss tr-2 (keeley)

    18.8%
  2. byoc tremolo

    43.8%
  3. kaden fluttertone

    31.3%
  4. vintage FX tremolo

    6.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. slowburn

    slowburn Supporting Member

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    I'm considering adding a tremolo pedal to my "board" soon, and was considering these 4:

    BYOC tremolo
    Boss TR-2 (keeley)
    Vintage FX Tremolo
    Kaden Fluttertone

    I really want as few controls as possible, these all have 2* (tr2 has 3) which is as much tweakness that I'd like. I'd like to keep it around $110 MAX so the keeley and fluttertone would have to be used. the sounds I'm going for is really just a good vintage style trem, I don't need hard fast choppy trem, just stuff to add cool textural vibe. is it pretty much you just have to buy all of these and check them for yourself or can I weed out one or two for various reasons (excessive noise, etc...) thanks.

    p.s. true bypass is not make or break for me.
     
  2. radcliff

    radcliff Member

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    I voted BYOC because I had a Keeley and didn't like it.
    BYOC will save you money and you can tweak it to your liking.
     
  3. $uperpuma

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    tremulus lune or tremadillo. I lean on the lune. nice one.
     
  4. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I have the Keeley TR2 and I really like it. I have had on my gigging board for the past 3 years and it works like it should. It is a very natural sounding trem and Keeley's mod compensates for the volume loss by installing a the volume knob.
    It really depends what you want out of your trem. I also have a ZVex Seek Trem. It can do pretty wild sequenced trem patterns as well as a very sharp chop. It is a cool effect, but for gigging and normal use, the Keeley TR2 will stay on my board.
     
  5. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    what about the semaphore?
     
  6. jamison162

    jamison162 Member

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    What's the budget??
     
  7. mprvise

    mprvise Member

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    For what you're looking for the Swamp Thang is IT IMO. A bit out of your price range though. Love mine. Goes to gigs everytime I use an amp without trem in it.
     
  8. yeahyeahyeah

    yeahyeahyeah Supporting Member

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    i'm a big suporter of DIY and the BYOC trem is a great easy build and sounds great! If you've never built before, BYOC is the way to go. i wish it was around when i started.
     
  9. gatordoc

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    I find the stock TR2 to be noisy. Several HC reviews mentioned that the Keeley modded TR2 was less noisy than stock but still noisy. True? I'm thinking for the studio here so noise is an issue.
     
  10. slowburn

    slowburn Supporting Member

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    see the original post.
     

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